Aphrodite is a luxury cruising yacht in the Anambas Islands, 220 km North East of
Singapore. 255 islands with crystal clear water, white beaches and spectacular coral.
SY Aphrodite was built for luxury and comfort. She combines the qualities of a high-performance boat
with elegant and comfortable cruising: Aphrodite is a true blue-water sailing yacht.
Designed by Andre Hoek and built by the renowned Vitters Shipyard in Holland, famous for its very high
standards. The design brief for Aphrodite was a go-anywhere (she has 140,000 nm under her keel),
strong and fast exploration yacht for safe and comfortable passages. She has a crew of four.
The large deck area has two cockpits: an aft cockpit for steering and sail handling and a spacious center
cockpit for guests with a table seating 10 people with a sizable bimini top for mid-day shade. She has
two tenders, aircon, a dive compressor with 4 dive sets, snorkeling gear, Fishing gear, inflatable canoes
The Anambas islands is a group of 255 pristine islands located in the Riau Archipelago in the South
China Sea between Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo.
Few of the island are inhabited and have fishing villages. The Anambas are barely known to the
outside world. These unspoiled islands are surrounded by crystal clear warm waters and coral reefs,
have white coral sand beaches and host an abundant sea-life with unrivaled snorkeling and diving.
Turtles, black tip reef sharks, large school of pelagic fishes, manta rays and even whale sharks are
common in the region.
Ideal anchorages, post cards perfect lagoons, white sandy beaches and dramatic waterfalls round
out one of our planets last unknown archipelagos. A real castaway experience.
Due to its beauty and rich marine biodiversity, the Anambas islands have been declared a
Indonesian National Marine park.
The cruise will start from Padang Malang beach in the North of Jemaja Island next to the airport. The crew of Aphrodite will meet you at the airport. Activities in the Anambas: snorkeling, scuba diving (a local Dive Instructor is available), beach combing, fishing, jungle trekking, visiting local villages, visiting waterfalls, rock climbing, visiting turtle conservation projects (Pulau Durai and Pulau Pahat)
Please consult Google Earth: it will show you the islands and the distances between islands. The Anambas are inside a square of 100 km x 100 km. Aphrodite sails at 10 – 15 km/h (6-8 knots) There are multiple anchorages. (NB Microsoft maps is better)
During a week cruise all islands of the Anambas are accessible by Aphrodite, including the 5 star resort www.bawahreserve.com Some guests enjoy longer sailing times during the cruise. An individual itinerary will be tailored to your requests.
It is remarkable that such a beautiful, pristine and under-developed archipelago with hardly any tourism is so located so close to Singapore. Very few people have heard of the Anambas! See Tripadvisor-Anambas. The flights Matak Letung make them now accessible. Previously only a 10-hour ferry was sailing from Batam to Letung and Tarempa. Tourism is in its infancy, with the exception of the 5 star Bawah Reserve. This is lucky for us and our guests.